Today in History–December 17–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. On this date in 1979 President Jimmy Carter participated in the first National Menorah Lighting. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources.
Chanukah sketch 1921
Happy Chanukah dear son letter from Jennie Bernstein to Leonard Bernstein, 1978
Library blog posts
- Happy Hanukkah from the Poetry and Literature Center December 14, 2012
- Highlighting the Holidays: Happy Hanukkah Library of Congress December 18, 2014
- Sophie Maslow and the Chanukah Festivals for Israel In The Muse December 3, 2018
I Made You Out of Clay Wise Guide